Transfer rumours and paper review – Friday, July 24

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…Manchester United want to re-sign Old Trafford great Cristiano Ronaldo as the club intensifies its efforts to build a potentially title-winning squad. United are working on what could be a new club-record deal to bring Ronaldo back to Manchester six years after he joined Real Madrid for a world record £80m. (Manchester Evening News)Manchester United are also on the brink of a deal for Barcelona’s unsettled forward Pedro – and the transfer could be sealed next week.  (Daily Express)Real Madrid’s president, Florentino Pérez, and the chief executive, José Ángel Sánchez, will hold talks with Sergio Ramos in China this weekend, when they will tell the central defender they do not want to sell him, despite his desire to leave for Manchester United. (Guardian)Tottenham want to unite Saido Berahino and Harry Kane in a striking dream team. Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is desperate to strengthen his attack and is ready to make a firm bid for West Brom forward Berahino, a long-term target. The Baggies are aware of Tottenham’s interest and are trying to tie down the 21-year-old – who has played alongside last season’s goal-scoring sensation Kane for England Under-21s – with a new contract. (Daily Mirror)Aston Villa want to sign Emmanuel Adebayor from Spurs and are targeting £12m-rated Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani. (Daily Mirror)Tottenham, West Ham and Aston Villa are ready to test Crystal Palace’s resolve to hang on to Yannick Bolasie. (Daily Mirror)Crystal Palace midfielder Barry Bannan has been told he can leave the club this summer. The Scotland international was on the peripheries of Alan Pardew’s squad last season, spending the final months on loan at Bolton. And the former Aston Villa man is likely to leave Selhurst Park before the transfer window closes. (Daily Mail)Arsenal director Lord Harris has backed Arsene Wenger to break the club transfer record on a new centre forward, with the long-serving board member revealing funds are available to sign ‘anyone but Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. (Daily Mail)And Arsene Wenger is eyeing an £8million move for Fernando Llorente — as he fears missing out on Karim Benzema. (The Sun)Jose Mourinho has confirmed he is going to give Victor Moses a chance to resurrect his Chelsea career this season. (London Evening Standard)And here’s the latest headlines…Manchester United target Thomas Muller is priceless, claims Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz RummeniggeManchester United accept £45m offer from PSG for Angel Di Maria – reportsArsenal and Tottenham both eyeing Borussia Dortmund hitman Pierre-Emerick AubameyangKevin De Bruyne latest: Wolfsburg deny holding talks with Manchester City over potential £60m dealTottenham target Salvatore Sirigu insists his future is at PSGLiverpool transfer report: Brendan Rodgers plans to make £21m Pedro his EIGHTH summer signingNorwich set to bid £2m for Fiorentina full-back Marcos AlonsoLeicester weigh up move for Galatasaray captain Selcuk InanCharlie Austin latest! QPR have not given up hope of keeping striker, claims Chris RamseyWest Ham and Real Betis eye Barcelona wonderkid Alen HalilovicReports – No chance ‘next Franck Ribery’ will join Newcastle this summerlast_img read more